The Frequency of Your Closet?
The concept that clothes have a vibration wasn’t new to me, but until Patty wrote I didn’t realize how much I hadn’t paid attention to it!
So as I sit here in a new blue shirt and purple Life Is Good sweatshirt (LOVE them!), which I bought after emptying the closet of some amazing but rarely worn skirts and blouses, I wondered if anyone else was thinking about the vibration of their clothes.
Our own Patty Lennon was kind enough to expand on it:
There is a commercial out that asks “What’s in your wallet?” As if by revealing the answer to this question you have also revealed something deeply important about yourself. Yah – whatever.
But there is a question I have started asking my clients which really can be deeply revealing and I’m so excited about it I wanted to share it with all my good vibe friends. The question is: What’s in your closet? Or more importantly, What is the vibe in your closet?
If everything is energy, and every object, action, thought has a vibration – what is the vibration of your clothes? It is easy to dismiss this question if you are struggling with bigger life issues like manifesting your mortgage payment, a relationship, and better health. But what I’ve found by focusing on this one question is that everything is related. When you increase the vibration in one area of your life it has a ripple effect to all other areas of life.
I use a de-clutter strategy to help my clients study their own internal clutter by observing the outward manifestation of that internal jumble – the external jumble. I urge others to remove the excess in their closets and feel the release. (Yes, sadly I use these kinds of phrases but I swear they don’t sound as cheesy when I speak them with passion.)
For clutter hounds it is often hard to give up clothing even if they haven’t worn it in a bazillion years. Holding onto items that no longer serve us comes from a place of scarcity, so my goal is to help them understand what they get by giving up. I ask them to try one piece of clothing on and tell what it feels like. Using a 20 point scale -10 to +10: how does wearing that shirt make you feel? Most times the answer is either some number in the negatives OR better yet a +10 if I could only fit into it.
Of course the next question is how does it feel in this moment to look at something you believe would give you a great vibration but is out of your reach in this moment? Usually the answer to that question is somewhere around a -10.
So it surprised me when I realized I wasn’t walking the talk. I mean, I follow all the de-clutter rules so in general from an appearance standpoint my closet looks pretty good. But one day I walked into my closet to get dressed and grabbed a shirt. When I put it on it didn’t feel great and I thought “I really want to feel great today so I’m going to wear something that supports that desire.”
And then I had an A-Ha moment: Why wouldn’t I want to feel great every day? Which day will I choose to feel less than great when I wear this shirt?
After that beautiful A-Ha I began a process of transforming my closet into a +10 closet. If something I wear doesn’t make me feel great I give it away. I do so consciously knowing that there is someone who will get a +10 feeling out of this item. I talk to each piece and ask it to take the higher vibration it was meant to live to a person who can reciprocate. And doing this has created a shift in my life. I could go on and one about what has changed.
So I challenge you: What’s in your closet? Or, more importantly – What is the vibe in your closet?
Patty Lennon is a Martha Beck certified life coach who works with women that are ready to move themselves up on their own priority list. Having recently discovered that the universe will actually help with the housework when you ask, Patty is especially excited about the about the application of LOA to motherhood in her clients’ life, as well as her own. Visit her site to learn more.
Thanks, Patty, for shedding light on our closets! Can’t wait to hear how other creators are using their clothes as vibrational management tools!